As I said yesterday, I am loving the newfound attention Colson Whitehead is receiving. If you're unfamiliar with Whitehead's work, this interview with Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times is a great way to learn about him.

He mentioned a bookstore owner from the South who invited him to come down for “a frank talk about race.”

“I’m honored by the response to the novel, but I was like, ‘Can we just talk about the book?’” he said. “I’m not a representative of blackness, and I’m not a healer.”

Hugo House is bringing Whitehead to the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, September 17th at 7 pm. Start getting excited now.